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Pakistan would speed up its efforts to highlight Kashmir issue: Baligh ISLAMABAD: State Minister for education Baligh-ur-Rehman said on Saturday that Pakistan would speed up its efforts to highlight Kashmir issue at global forums.While talking to Radio Pakistan he further said that Kashmiri people are struggling for their freedom and Pakistan as a nation would stand by them in all difficult situations."We are going to observe black day on Tuesday against Indian violence in Kashmir, said, added that the entire cabinet is united under Prime Minister's leadership".To gain freedom is basic right of Kashmiri people and Pakistan supports their cause, minister said.Pakistan would continue its political, moral and diplomatic support for Kashmir cause. It is regrettable that Kashmiri struggle is labeled and terrorist movement, he concluded.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Arrangements for LA-37 polling finalized LAHORE: Polling for LA-37, Valley II, on Azad Jammu Kashmir Legislative seat will be held on July 21 (Friday).The election commission has finalised all arrangements for peaceful and transparent election process.Commission's sources told APP on Thursday that strict security measures had been taken to ensure free and fair elections.A total number of registered voters for LA-37 seat was 7,221 but after cancellation of hundreds of dubious votes, 3,935 Kashmiri diaspora will cast their vote.Around 38,00 ...

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All departments showing responsibility to maintain peace: Chandio  ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Sindh Chief Minsiter for Information Maula Bakhsh Chandio said Wednesday that Karachi operation has improved the overall security situation.Talking to a private news channel he said all departments are showing responsibility to maintain peace in the city.He said law and order situation is improving day by day in the metropolitan city of Karachi.He further said that despite differences all the political parties should be on same page during the current situation of ...

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Federal govt to assist provinces in education sector: Baligh ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rahman on Wednesday said that the federal government will continue to assist provinces as a role model for development of the education sector in the country.Speaking at a "Three Day Workshop on Development of National Curriculum Framework" organized by Ministry of Education here, he said that the government was spending a hefty amount for the improvement of education system in the ...

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Govt talks to opposition on all issues: Nehal ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz PML-N Senator Nehal Hashmi Tuesday said the government had always taken initiative to talk to opposition on all issues and would continue in the future as it was a part of parliamentary politics.Talking to a private news channel, he said Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar was in consultation with the opposition to resolve the matter of Terms of Reference (ToRs) for Panama Papers, as per direction of Prime Minister ...

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Aitzaz demands holding AJK election under army supervision ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in Senate Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan Tuesday demanded that the upcoming election in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) should be held under the supervision of Pakistan Army.Talking to reporters, he said Pakistan Peoples Party would win AJK election as shown by the current trend of voters.He said Pakistan Peoples Party would attend All Parties Conference (APC) being convened by joint opposition on July 19 (Tuesday).Regarding Panama Leaks, he said the opposition ...

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Secretary ECP reviews arrangements on revision of electoral rolls ISLAMABAD: Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad on Tuesday reviewed the arrangements regarding revision of electoral rolls scheduled to be commenced in August 2016 throughout the country.The decision was taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan at the ECP Secretariat.During the meeting, Secretary issued directions to all relevant wings to ensure completion of all prerequisites including appointment of Verifying Officials, procurement of stationery items, ...